Margarita Cupcake Recipe

  • by Yoey
  • 8 Years ago
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For all the #HellofaLifers who love Margaritas & love Cupcakes check this out..

Ingredients

Cupcake batter:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks room temp unsalted butter.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temp
  • 3 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup tequila

Tequila-Lime Buttercream:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 egg whites
  • 3 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Tequila
  • lime zest and wedges, for topping
  • Sea salt for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 and prepare muffin tins with liners or non stick spray.  Next, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside, then cream butter and sugar on a high until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time blending each well, then add lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk in two batches. Mix on low until slightly incorporated. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full and bake for 25 minutes or until done, rotating the pans mid bake.  Cool cupcakes in the pans and brush the tops with tequila while warm.

For the frosting, whisk the sugar and egg whites together until 160 degrees on your candy thermometer.  Next use a stand mixer to whisk the mixture until cooled for about 10 minutes until stiff and glossy.  Using the paddle mixer, beat in one tbsp of butter at a time on medium. The might look curdled but keep beating, it will pull back together. Increase mixer speed to high and add lime juice and 2 Tbsp tequila. Beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Finally, frost your cooled cupcakes with the buttercream as desired.  Garnish with lime zest,  lime slices, and sea salt to complete a delicious cupcake.

Source: TideandThyme

 

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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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